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McPherson Suspension

With this type of wheel suspension, the wheels are controlled by a wishbone below the centre of the wheel (usually a triangulated wishbone), a suspension strut and a track rod. The wishbones are attached to the subframe by two rubber-metal mounts. By fitting both rubber mounts aligned with the centre of the wheel and by using an appropriate characteristic, optimum agility, safety and comfort are achieved without mutual influences.
In practice, this axle design is notable for the high levels of ride comfort and good safety it provides. The advantages of McPherson suspension are low unsprung masses, a large support base, low forces and a compact design. This construction, named after its creator, has been continuously refined over the decades and is today a standard feature on many vehicles up to the mid-size class.